Greek cross
Greek Greek, a. [AS. grec, L. Graecus, Gr. ?: cf. F. grec. Cf. {Grecian}.] Of or pertaining to Greece or the Greeks; Grecian. [1913 Webster]

{Greek calends}. See under {Greek calends} in the vocabulary.

{Greek Church} (Eccl. Hist.), the Eastern Church; that part of Christendom which separated from the Roman or Western Church in the ninth century. It comprises the great bulk of the Christian population of Russia (of which this is the established church), Greece, Moldavia, and Wallachia. The Greek Church is governed by patriarchs and is called also the {Byzantine Church}.

{Greek cross}. See Illust. (10) Of {Cross}.

{Greek Empire}. See {Byzantine Empire}.

{Greek fire}, a combustible composition which burns under water, the constituents of which are supposed to be asphalt, with niter and sulphur. --Ure.

{Greek rose}, the flower campion. [1913 Webster]


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  • Greek cross — n. a cross with four equal arms at right angles: see CROSS …   English World dictionary

  • Greek cross — Greek′ cross′ n. rel a cross consisting of an upright crossed in the middle by a horizontal piece of the same length …   From formal English to slang

  • Greek cross — ► NOUN ▪ a cross of which all four arms are of equal length …   English terms dictionary

  • Greek cross — noun a cross with each of the four arms the same length • Hypernyms: ↑Cross * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized G : a cross having an upright and a transverse shaft equal in length and intersecting at their middles so that all four arms are… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Greek cross — cross consisting of an upright crossed in the middle by a horizontal of the same length …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Greek cross — /grik ˈkrɒs/ (say greek kros) noun a cross consisting of an upright crossed in the middle by a horizontal piece of the same length …   Australian English dictionary

  • Greek cross — noun Date: 1725 a cross having an upright and a transverse shaft equal in length and intersecting at their middles see cross illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Greek cross — a cross consisting of an upright crossed in the middle by a horizontal piece of the same length. See illus. under cross. [1715 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • Greek cross —    A cross in which all the arms are the same length …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Greek cross — noun a cross of which all four arms are of equal length …   English new terms dictionary

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